A quick one in The Bearpit from Face 1st going back a little. The main reason that I have posted this is because I remember at the time being incenced by the aggressive graffiti cross in the middle of the face with its far right connotations. When I see this kind of disruption, my immediate thought is ‘what kind of idiot would do this?’. I guess I still find myself constantly challenged by this mindless behaviour. I know that pretty much all artists expect this on the street, but it doesn’t necessarily make it right.
I don’t think I will ever tire of Face 1st’s work, and I get real pleasure out of each and every piece of his that I find.
I have always been rather fond of Hire’s work, it is wildstyle writing with a gothic twist. In this piece I am not certain, but it looks like he might have written HIRE in reverse, more likely though is that he has written something else altogether – writing can be very tough to read at times.
I like the colours he has selected and the depth of shading on his spiky letters. He’s also created a nice background, although it ends rather abruptly on the left hand side. Maybe he ran out of paint? A nice one from January.
This is the prefect double-take door. Something is so very wrong.
What I like most is that even though the steps have been removed, the decorations hanging from the doorknob are still there.
I guess this has happened to make space for a car. This space was probably needed because street parking in the road is particularly conjested. Parking is bad here because it is one road away from the controlled parking zone (where I live). What this means is that commuters into Bristol park in this road and leave their cars here all day. This is an unintended consequence for those residents who voted against residents parking (for which you have to pay to park outside your own home). I think the residents would give anything now to have a controlled parking zone. They might not have to convert their front gardens and remove steps to their front doors if there were one.
I realise that some of you might think that I am overdoing it a bit with the Oner thing – this is my fifth post from this writer since mid-May – but I think that both his artistry and productivity deserve it.
At first glance the piece may look a bit messy, but there is lots that is good about it. His lines are clean and he has cut in the edges of his letters really skillfully so that each is distinct from the next. His shading regime has been reversed on the ‘e’ with the dark pink at the top and the light pink underneath. He has added in some nice drip decoration and if you look closely you can see some subtle bubbles on his dark pink. I think I could learn a lot from this writer.
Another unmistakable feline portrait by Daz Cat, this one is on the path on the south side of the River Avon near Cumberland Basin. I don’t think that this is his best work, but even a quick one like this requires a lot of skill. I can say this with some authority, having hadf my first two hours with a spraycan earlier on today (as I write this post (about three days ago)).
I can’t quite figure out what the thing growing out of his face just above the mouth is, but it looks like a mouse tail to me. This is a great wall in a fine location, but not one that gets a lot of attention (I think). I’ll have to drop by soon for another look.